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John Masefield (1878–1967)

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Once one of the most popular English poets of the century, Masefield has fallen into undeserved neglect since his death. He was born in a Victorian house with rural vistas, which he later recalled as "living in Paradise." In childhood, he had a series of intense, visionary experiences inspired by vis mere both nature and literature, which gave him a habitual sense of participation in a greater life. These had weakened by 1891, when he entered training for the merchant naval service. An officer on the White Star Line's Adriatic, he jumped ship in New York in 1895 and roamed across America. He returned to England two years later when a recovery of his intense childhood visions convinced him he could succeed as a writer. Masefield excelled more at narrative than at symbolism. His first book, "Salt Water Poems and Ballads" (1902), displayed the allegiance to outcasts and wanderers that marks his subject matter. The musicality of that volume derives partly from the strong early influence of W. B. Yeats. Increasingly, Masefield experimented with colloquial diction, particularly from the lower classes. His "The Everlasting Mercy" (1911) recounted the conversion of a rural scoundrel in language that astonished many readers. Highly prolific, he produced more than 20 volumes of fiction, 17 plays, and other prose work besides his major volumes of poetry. Masefield still appeals particularly to the common reader. He was appointed poet laureate in 1930. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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The Box of Delights (1935) 814 eksemplarer
The Midnight Folk (1984) 745 eksemplarer
Jim Davis (1911) 144 eksemplarer
Salt-Water Poems and Ballads (1916) 78 eksemplarer
The Bird of Dawning (1933) 77 eksemplarer
Gallipoli (1916) 63 eksemplarer
Sard Harker (1924) 53 eksemplarer
Sea Life in Nelson's Time (1905) 51 eksemplarer
William Shakespeare (1911) 47 eksemplarer
Reynard the Fox (1919) 45 eksemplarer
The Old Front Line (1917) 45 eksemplarer
Poems of To-day: An Anthology (1915) — Bidragyder — 42 eksemplarer
Poems (1921) 39 eksemplarer
Selected Poems (1922) 37 eksemplarer
Dead Ned (1884) 34 eksemplarer
The Wanderer of Liverpool (1930) 30 eksemplarer
The Nine Days Wonder (1941) 30 eksemplarer
Sea-fever : selected poems (2005) 29 eksemplarer
A Mainsail Haul (1905) 28 eksemplarer
ODTAA (1926) 28 eksemplarer
Martin Hyde (1926) 24 eksemplarer
Live and Kicking Ned (1939) 22 eksemplarer
Captain Margaret (1909) 21 eksemplarer
The taking of the Gry (1934) 19 eksemplarer
Salt-Water Ballads (1902) 19 eksemplarer
The Everlasting Mercy (1912) 16 eksemplarer
Right Royal (1920) 16 eksemplarer
The Tragedy of Nan and Other Plays (1909) 13 eksemplarer
In glad thanksgiving; [poems (1967) 12 eksemplarer
Multitude and Solitude 12 eksemplarer
Enslaved (1920) 12 eksemplarer
The Daffodil Fields (1914) 11 eksemplarer
A tale of Troy (1932) 11 eksemplarer
Lost Endeavour (1910) 11 eksemplarer
Eggs and Baker (1936) 11 eksemplarer
A Sailor's Garland (1924) 11 eksemplarer
A Generation Risen (1942) 10 eksemplarer
Dauber (1916) 10 eksemplarer
Ballads and Poems (2010) 10 eksemplarer
The Hawbucks (1929) 9 eksemplarer
Philip the King and Other Poems (1914) 9 eksemplarer
So long to learn (1952) 9 eksemplarer
The Widow in the Bye Street (1912) 8 eksemplarer
Good Friday a play in verse (1917) 8 eksemplarer
complete poems (1930) 8 eksemplarer
The bluebells, and other verse (1961) 8 eksemplarer
Sea Poems (1978) 7 eksemplarer
Chaucer (1931) 7 eksemplarer
Box of Delights (2001) 7 eksemplarer
New chum (1944) 7 eksemplarer
The Tragedy of Pompey the Great (2015) 7 eksemplarer
The Conway (1933) 7 eksemplarer
The taking of Helen, (1923) 6 eksemplarer
A Tarpaulin Muster (1913) 6 eksemplarer
The Coming of Christ (1928) 6 eksemplarer
King Cole (2010) 6 eksemplarer
I want! I want! 6 eksemplarer
The Dream (Signed Limited) (1922) 6 eksemplarer
The Tragedy of Nan (1926) 6 eksemplarer
Melloney Holtspur (1923) 5 eksemplarer
Old Raiger, and other verse (1964) 5 eksemplarer
In the mill (1941) 5 eksemplarer
The Country Scene 5 eksemplarer
Jim Davis and Other Sea Stories (1900) 5 eksemplarer
The Square Peg or The Gun Fella (1937) 4 eksemplarer
south and east (1928) 4 eksemplarer
Esther and Berenice: Two Plays (2004) 4 eksemplarer
Essays, moral and polite, 1660-1714 (1971) — Redaktør — 4 eksemplarer
Badon Parchments (1947) 3 eksemplarer
Thanks Before Going (1947) 3 eksemplarer
Collected Plays 3 eksemplarer
A Book of Discoveries (1910) 3 eksemplarer
A Macbeth Production 3 eksemplarer
Tribute to Ballet 3 eksemplarer
On the Hill (1949) 3 eksemplarer
A Play of St. George (1948) 3 eksemplarer
Sonnets and poems (2016) 2 eksemplarer
The street of today 2 eksemplarer
John Masefield: Letters to Reyna (1983) 2 eksemplarer
Ballads 2 eksemplarer
King Cole and Other Poems. (1923) 2 eksemplarer
The Witch: a Drama in Four Acts (1926) 2 eksemplarer
Shopping in Oxford (1941) 2 eksemplarer
The Nazi Kultur in Poland (1941) 2 eksemplarer
The dream, and other poems, (1923) 2 eksemplarer
Land Workers (1942) 1 eksemplar
End and beginning 1 eksemplar
Par les moyens du bord (1994) 1 eksemplar
Some Memories of W. B. Yeats (1940) 1 eksemplar
The Box of Delights 1 eksemplar
The Story of a Round House (1914) 1 eksemplar
Rosas 1 eksemplar
Prose plays (1925) 1 eksemplar
sonnets 1 eksemplar
Berenice, a Tragedy; (2015) 1 eksemplar
Recent Prose 1 eksemplar
The Western Islands 1 eksemplar
Poems Volume II (1925) 1 eksemplar
The starry night 1 eksemplar
Dauber ; The daffodil fields (1923) 1 eksemplar
Easter 1 eksemplar
Stormfuglen (1948) 1 eksemplar
Esther. Tragedy (2015) 1 eksemplar
A Poem and Two Plays (1919) 1 eksemplar

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The Box of Delights [1984 TV series] (1984) — Screenplay — 11 eksemplarer
The Harrap Book of Modern Short Stories (1956) — Bidragyder — 7 eksemplarer
The Fireside Treasury of Modern Humor (1963) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer
The Box of Delights (2017) — Original Author — 5 eksemplarer
War poems from the Yale review (1919) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer
Children's books of yesterday (1946) — Forord — 3 eksemplarer
Stories for girls — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
John Masefield - The Midnight Folk [radio play] (2006) — Original author — 1 eksemplar

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I'll admit I gave up, but it was on page 261. This just made no sense to me. Reading the last paragraph explained a lot. My Vintage Book Circle group read it and mostly had the same response. I like my fantasy to be a little more grounded. I like to think there is some possibility that the story is real. This had no internal logic for me to grab on to. We found some things really shocking, like Little Maria habitually carrying a pistol!?!? Other times when Kay was worried about all the kidnappings and when asked what he would like to see choosing to see a tournament versus trying to find his friends or learning more about the bad guys plans. I was startled by Rat, not knowing if it was a nickname for a person or an actual rat. I did figure that out, but it just confused me more. I find it curious that this is the Christmas story that every one in Great Britain remembers. Here in the US we love Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer which originated as department store advertising. (how very American!) It might be interesting to see how this was adapted for movies and television.… (mere)
 
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njcur | 15 andre anmeldelser | Feb 28, 2023 |
My favorite version of the Arthurian legend. Flinty and ancient and so very beautiful.
 
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Rubygarnet | Jan 4, 2023 |
Yeah.
Couldn’t be bothered with this one either. Bit too dated and conservative for me.
 
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mjhunt | 15 andre anmeldelser | Jan 22, 2021 |
Pretty dated, it was published 1927 which seems to be a bit too old for a children’s book it’s just a bit too ‘old’ in style.

I couldn’t really get into it and gave up half way through. I did learn the word grimalkin though which was good.
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